Venice, Italy

Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy

blended course
when 30 August 2021 - 8 September 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1850

The Summer School in Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative, jointly developed by the Global Campus of Human Rights and Picture People, which will take place from 30 August to 8 September 2021.

The Summer School offers an exciting programme of lectures, film screenings, discussions, working groups and a storytelling workshop that combine human rights expertise, media studies and video advocacy strategies.

As part of the programme participants are required to watch and analyse a selection of human rights related screenings at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. Whenever possible, filmmakers, jury members and critics are invited to discuss their work with the Summer School participants. Participants will be given a Cinema category accreditation pass to the Film Festival giving access to a selection of festival screenings.

This year’s programme is focusing on ‘delivering social change to children and young people’ in the broader framework of human rights protection and promotion.

Course leader

The faculty is composed by internationally acclaimed experts in film, television, photography and human rights working under the coordination of the two programme directors Nick Danziger and Claudia Modonesi.

Target group

Graduates, professionals of the human rights, media, NGO, advocacy and the third (voluntary) sector and anyone who uses or is interested in using audio-visual media as a tool for promoting social change are encouraged to apply to the Summer School.

Course aim

The School is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy, and learn how to use film as a tool for social change.

Fee info

EUR 1850: The enrolment fee includes: Tuition fee; Lunches and coffee breaks on class days; Welcome aperitif; Cinema Accreditation for the whole duration of the Venice International Film Festival; Reading material and access to our online learning platform; Certificate at the end of the programme.